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Chimes at Midnight

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Chimes at Midnight

Release Date: March 16, 1965

Year    :   1965
Slogan    :   «A Distinguished Company Breathes Life Into Shakespeare’s Lusty Age of FALSTAFF»
Genres    :   Comedy, Drama, History
Production Companies    :   Internacional Films Espagnol, Alpine Productions, Peppercorn-Wormser Inc
Director    :   Orson Welles
Producers    :   Harry Saltzman, Ángel Escolano, Emiliano Piedra, Alessandro Tasca
Writers    :   Orson Welles, William Shakespeare, William Shakespeare, Raphael Holinshed
RunTime    :   115 mins.
Budget    :   800000

The culmination of Orson Welles’s lifelong obsession with Shakespeare’s robustly funny and ultimately tragic antihero, Sir John Falstaff; the often soused friend of King Henry IV’s wayward son Prince Hal. Integrating elements from both Henry IV plays as well as Richard II, Henry V, and The Merry Wives of Windsor.

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